Local leadership from one of Statesboro’s newest industries, AJIN Georgia, delivered Christmas a little early to 12 local non-profit, education and public safety agencies.
They presented the agencies each with a check of support totaling $40,000 at a luncheon at Uncle Shug’s Bar B Q Place on Main on Thursday. The agencies were presented the checks by by Jamie Calloway, AJIN General Manager, Human Resources.
“Today is an example of the generosity of Jung-Ho Sea, AJIN CEO and President and the importance he places on giving back and being a good corporate citizen,” said Jamie Calloway. “AJIN hasn’t even made one part and Mr. Sea is making a difference in our community and adjoining communities with these gifts of support.”
This is the second gift to members of our community made by Mr. Sea. Earlier this year, he donated high tech, Korean made refrigerators to local agencies and local Korean War Veterans.
“Mr. Sea has a special place in his heart for Korean War Veterans and what they did for his home country,” said Calloway. “If it were not for the bravery and sacrifice of so many of these Veterans he would not have been able to start his companies which have helped so many.”
In addition to Calloway other senior leadership members were in attendance including:
- Taechul Kim - COO
- Jaeik Jang - CFO
- Daewoong Kim - Sr. mgr/Finance
- Seunghwan Kim - GM/Project
- Junhyeon Sim - Sr. Specialist/Project
- Chunwoo Shin - Sr. Mgr./ Ajin USA HR
- Jaewook Jeong - Sr. Mgr./HR
AJIN Georgia was the first Hyundai Tier 1 supplier to announce they were building a plant in Bulloch County in November 2022. Their plant is the one you see from I-16 near Hwy. 301 South in the Bruce Yawn Industrial Park.
The $278 million, 853,000 square foot plant will manufacture a variety of car parts and plans to begin manufacturing parts by October, 2024. They will initially employ a little under 300 employees with a target of 600 employees as production demand increases.
Local dignitaries who attended in addition to the award recipients included:
- Roy Thompson, Bulloch County Commissioner Chair
- Jappy Stringer, Bulloch County Commissioner
- Ray Mosley, Bulloch County Commissioner
- Curt Deal, Bulloch County Commission Chair and Bullcoh County Development Authority Vice Chair
- Billy Allen, Bulloch County Development Authority Chair
Below is a picture of each organization who were presented a check with Jaimie Calloway and representatives from the organization:
Bulloch County Boys & Girls Club
Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department
Statesboro Kiwanis Club
Statesboro Safe Haven
Statesboro Village Builders
Bulloch County Emergency Medical Services
Bulloch County Fire Department
Bulloch County Sheriff’s Office
Bulloch County Schools
Evans County Schools
Metter College and Career Academy
Ogeechee Technical College
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